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Register now for our upcoming interview course featuring Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman. Details in post below.
Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, President and Co-founder of The Gottman Institute is a veritable psychology genius. She has a calming, confident air about her that is truly unique, and her contributions to the field cannot be overstated.
Our founder, Beth, had the honor of interviewing Dr. Gottman on the topic of past sexual trauma and its impact on relationships. This topic is deeply meaningful for many (Beth included), and we felt it important that you be able to access this podcast CE interview course for free; this course is eligible for 1 free CE credit with the APA, NBCC, ASWB, and others.
We are now accepting pre-registrations; the course will go live on Wednesday, August 19th. Share this post with your colleagues so they don’t miss this opportunity. Pre-register for the free CE course, "Healing Invisible Wounds: Working Through Past Sexual Trauma in Relationships," here: https://courses.clearlyclinical.com/courses/free-ceu-gottman
On Juneteenth and every day, join us in listening, reflecting, and advocating.
In this free CE panel interview, La Shanda Sugg, LPC, L.J. Lumpkin, LMFT, and Dr. Tiffany Crayton, LPC, join us to discuss the world through their eyes... we hear what racism means to them, how it comes into the therapy room, and their ideas about what we do about it. Here are the stories they shared with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT, our founder... the searing fruit of their emotional labor, their personal and professional clinical experience of being Black in America.
Words can't express how grateful we are for their vulnerability, honesty, and trust.
In lieu of charging for this CE opportunity, we encourage you to make a donation of $8.46 (or more) to one of the organizations mentioned on our course landing page, or to the charity of your choosing... thank you for your support of mental health resources for BIPOC communities.
Please join us in just listening about how the world looks through the lenses of these dear Black colleagues. Dismantling racism starts with each of us, in big ways and in small ways, both out in our communities and on the couches in our offices.
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New FREE CE Course: A Podcast Interview About Grief
We're grieving. You’re grieving. Our clients are grieving. Every single one of us is grieving right now… we’re suffering a host of losses, ranging from deaths of loved ones, financial hardship, to trip cancellations. We’ve watched events suddenly disappear from our calendars, and we're isolated in a way we've never been before. Minority and at-risk groups have been hit particularly hard, and there's no end in sight... the amount of uncertainty in our lives is sad and stark.
We clinicians are seeing our clients grieve these losses in our sessions, and we can sometimes feel powerless. Here’s the thing: We’re not powerless- we have such a special and honored position in their lives, to work with them and help them adjust and recover from these losses.
Maybe we therapists just need a little direction about grief work, and to hear whether we’re doing it right.
In this free podcast CE interview course, Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW, offers practical interventions and shares some relatable stories, and she even tells how she manages her own grief. (Not only does she do grief work with psychotherapy clients, she is married to a funeral director, and she adopts hospice animals… Jill’s like a grief jedi.) She’s just the kind of person we need to hear from.
Our two free Coronavirus podcast CE courses just went live: “Making Sense of the Pandemic: Psychological Impact on Clients and Communities” and “Swiftly Transitioning to Online Therapy, Legally, Ethically, and Efficiently”. We just got approved by ASWB, so now just about every clinician in the country can get free CE credit hours from these two free courses (we already had approval with the APA, NBCC, NAADAC, CCAPP and CAMFT).
I've (Elizabeth Irias, LMFT) been working around the clock to get these out... I personally learned so much from both of these podcast interviews.
Please share these far and wide with your network!
We heard your call about the pandemic, and we want to help.
Check out our recent blog post to learn how to be alerted when our new free podcast CE courses come out this week.
Free Courses About Psychologically Weathering the Pandemic, and Rapidly Starting an Online Practice. Subscribe to our podcast to be alerted when they come out.
Remember, folks: Regardless of your modality, the relationship is key!! Without rapport you ain't got nothing.
In therapy, psychological healing is delivered via a healing relationship.
It's that time again:
My goals are to love myself more, be more expressive, increase physical activity threefold, and lower that damn cholesterol once and for all! What goals do you have?
These strategies will help you succeed.
It's hard to slow down and be mindful when our lives are so busy with various responsibilities. When time flies too fast we run the risk of missing some valuable stops. Let's all take a moment to slow down and see what we might find.
The problem with time flying is that it usually means we’re missing out.
And we're back in the middle of the holiday season! As I'm sure many of you know, it can come with difficult emotions for many people. Not all family memories of the holidays bring joy and comfort. It is important to remember, and remind our clients, that support can come in the form of "chosen family." Those are the people we have deemed safe, supportive, and comforting. If you're feeling disconnected from your family of origin, remember your chosen family can be there for you.
DBT's Interpersonal Effectiveness module expands on these points. Here are some basic skills to remember ourselves, as well as teach to others.
Asking open questions, and finding the joy in listening.
This wedding was so much more than two people getting married. It carried so much meaning
Recently, we had the pleasure of celebrating the union of two dear (male) friends. It was powerful to be there, and inspired even more energy for our continued advocacy for the rights and freedoms of sexual and gender minorities. This is why we support causes like the Trevor Project... these men never thought they ever get the chance to be out and to marry, and nor did their families. Imagine growing up with the knowledge that you simply don’t get to enjoy normal, basic things just because of who you want to kiss or how you like to dress. Nobody should feel that way.
We’re glad that things have been shifting over the few decades, but there’s still a long way to go. Thank you for continuing to support us so that we can support sexual and gender minorities. We have new sexuality and gender-related CE courses coming out every month, and we support minority presenters... this will always be a priority for us.
Love is love.
Responsiveness is “Job One” in Becoming a More Effective Therapist
Responsiveness is “Job One” in Becoming a More Effective TherapistJune 28, 2019 By scottdm 1 CommentLook at the picture to the left. What do you see? In no time at all, most report a large face with deep set eyes and slight frown. Actually, once seen, it’s difficult, if not impossible to unsee...
We are proud to announce our newest podcast from Clearly Clinical where Dr. Scott Miller speaks about his research on deliberate practice and effective therapy. Visit Clearly Clinical's page to learn more about how you can earn 1 free CE from this episode!
Debuting today is world-renowned and well-respected psychologist Dr. Scott Miller’s free CE course on Light Up The Couch podcast! In this interview, Scott gives an insightful and riveting explanation on what the research really shows about effective therapy and the positive impact of deliberate practice. The link is below... because we like making things easier. Everyone wins today, especially you!
Have Instagram? Check out Clearly Clinical's recent post on Instagram to see how you can win a 1-year subscription for unlimited CEs.
Dr. Judy Ho, PhD, shares the evolutionary roots of self-sabotage and sheds light on interventions to help clients get un-stuck from self-sabotaging behaviors.
Making decisions can be hard! This article offers a couple of tips to help with making decisions a little less stressful.
Being satisfied with your choices in life depends on your decision-making style.
We all understand (and preach!) the importance of self-care, and many of us still can neglect ourselves. It can be hard for me to create the time, as well as identify what I consider to be self-care. What do you do for self-care??
Research shows why self-compassion is important—and why it's hard to act on.
I have met a lot of people who weren't ready to leave treatment but had to anyways because authorizations were not extended.
The unit of UnitedHealth Group was found to have abused its discretion under federal laws.
Boy, have I found this to be absolutely true! Build your relationships and they will help build you.
You bet! Women with a tight-knit inner circle of friends may rise higher.
Even just a few minutes a day can have significance in the long-term!
A healthy brain not only supports your intelligence, but emotional regulation, stress level, and other things that support your professional success.
Another great podcast from Clearly Clinical discussing Expressive Art Therapy. Come check it out!
Show Light Up The Couch, Ep Expressive Arts Therapy & Trauma Recovery, Ep. 50 - Apr 10, 2019
Parenting in a Digital Age: What Experts Are Saying
New research reveals youth depression is on the rise.
It's been my experience that many college students, especially those who go away to college, can go many months without someone noticing the struggles and signs of mental health problems. Colleges need so much more support to address the issues of their students.
As they struggle to keep up with the demand, many schools are hiring more staff members and trying new approaches.
Cultural trends going back multiple decades, and particularly in recent years, really have been affecting mental health of the next generation. The social pressures have become very different.
New research finds one group appears to be struggling with mental health issues and experts believe a number of cultural trends may help explain why
Great program for young people emerging into adulthood!
OPI is a residential treatment center for young adults struggling with mental health. You'll leave emotionally healed with the skills to thrive at home.
While I don't believe this idea is limited to males, I do agree that structure early on in life, as well as the guidance to maintain it, is important for the years that come. In my work with young adults, I will often see the fear and anxiety that comes with trying to figure out the responsibility of developing structure.
Structure can provide numerous benefits, especially for teenage boys.
In an alternate universe I am a musician. I just know it. Like many of us, I love music. This article explains a bit on how we are so connected with it. There's a small chance that I will ever be in a band, until then I will listen to a lot of music and am working on learning the lyrics to Puff the Magic Dragon for my son.
Memory, emotion, and aesthetics all play a role in capturing your attention and devotion.
Check out this Cyber Monday deal for CEUs by Clearly Clinical: $25 for unlimited podcast CE credits for a year with code CYBER.
Promo: $40 for unlimited podcast CE credits annually, approved by the APA, NBCC, NAADAC, CAMFT, and CCAPP. Convenient, affordable, and distinctly modern. We produce relatable, fast-paced, podcast-based courses on topics that will help you learn and grow clinically and shine professionally.
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I work with individuals, couples, and families who are having difficulty adjusting to significant changes. My work centers around building skills and confidence to make it through very challenging times, including starting new careers, school, relationships. Additionally I work with persons in the LGBTQ+ community who are facing unique challenges in addition to the ones everyone experiences.